Mar 28, 2007

Sofitel Hotel - Los Angeles

Food at Sofitel hotel restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, in 2004.

beef carpaccio

egg rolls

crab cake



beef tartare


Mar 27, 2007

Lean Cuisine frozen dinner

Lean Cuisine frozen dinner. $1.50 each on sale. $1.50? No way! That's too much. "Lean Cuisine" sounds like less calories and fat, and something you can eat when you're on a diet. BUT it's not. This Lean Cuisine is very small, smaller than the other frozen dinners, so that's why calorie is a little less than the other ones. Because each box is small I always get hungry an hour later, and I need to eat more.

Salmon with lemon dill sauce

 wasn't good and not enough portion.

Beef pot roast

Tasted awful. Carrots were like plastic, the meat had weird taste, mashed potato was bland. Not recommended.


Mar 26, 2007

MGM - Dinner buffet 2005

MGM dinner buffet in 2005. CLICK HERE for moreMGM buffet pics.

Mar 24, 2007

Swanson Hungry-Man frozen dinner

Hungry-Man frozen dinner. Cheap ($1), high calories, and that's what you get. It wasn't good at all.

Hungry-Man Buffalo style chicken strips (920cal)

Corn was good, but brownie was dry, half of the fries were too hard, and the other half were too soft. Chicken tasted pretty bad (like fake chicken meat), most went to garbage.

Hungry-Man classic fried chicken

My husband ate this, he said this classic chicken uses real chicken meat, so it tasted ok.

Mar 23, 2007

MGM - Studio Cafe (4)

Studio Cafe at MGM in 2006.

Studio Salad $6.99

4 cheese pizza $14.99 (with roasted peppers $1.50 and olives $1.50)

Crab Benedict $17.99 (tasted terrible)

Beef Fajitas $17.99

Seasonal berries $7.99

Banana Split $6.99

Mar 22, 2007

Bellagio Buffet 2006 (2)

Bellagio Sunday Brunch in Nov. 2006. $22.95 per person.

Chicken Wellington, pizza, turkey with cranberry sauce, and steak

miso soup, bacon, scrambled eggs, sushi, seaweed salad, stir-fried rice

beef, shrimp, stuffed tomato

chowder, mashed potatoes, strawberry, salad, french toast, sausage, grits, pasta, ..

Strawberry Tart

Chocolate Cake


Chocolate covered strawberry, croissant, mousse



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Mar 21, 2007

Dried Cranberry Coffee Cake

I recently made this dried cranberry coffee cake. Recipe from HERE.
I followed the recipe, exactly what recipe says, and the taste was ...ok. But this time only. After 2 slices, the rest went to garbage. Too bad. I still have half of the dried cranberries left, so if you know the best recipe that uses dried cranberries, let me know.

Dried Cranberry Coffee Cake
4 servings

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbs. brown sugar
1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbs. margarine or butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ.
2. In a bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, stir together egg, milk, and oil; add to flour mixture. Mix well. Stir in dried cranberries. Pour into a greased 8- x 8-inch or 9- x 9-inch baking pan.
3. Combine brown sugar, 1 Tbs. flour, and cinnamon. Cut in margarine until crumbly. Stir in chopped nuts. Sprinkle over batter.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

Mar 20, 2007

MGM - Studio Cafe 3

Studio Cafe at MGM in 2005 and 2006.

free bread

Shrimp Cocktail $14.29

Chips and salsa $6.49

BBQ chicken Sandwich $12.99

Studio Burger (Cheddar and Bacon) $12.79

Filet and Lobster $45.99 x2